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Bobcat killing domestic cats, still on the loose

July 03, 2012

A 35-pound bobcat that is suspected of killing three or four cats in the Three Arch Bay area is still on the loose, according to a news release issued by the Laguna Beach Police Department.

Animal Services officers responded to the area of #6 Vista Del Sol at 6:15 a.m. Tuesday after a report of another domestic cat being grabbed by the bobcat.

They arrived to find the bobcat hiding underneath a car parked in the driveway, Lt. Jason Kravetz said.

The bobcat, which showed no fear of humans, got away before it could be tranquilized, he said.

A local expert is being contacted for assistance and Animal Services is posting notices in the Three Arch Bay community to warn residents, Kravetz said.

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Locals are also being warned to keep their pets inside until the animal is captured and removed, the release noted.

— Alisha Gomez

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